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Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - Valley Street, Scottsville, VA

Albemarle County was formed in 1744 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly. Its original land area included today's counties of Amherst, Buckingham, Fluvanna and Nelson, as well as much of Appomattox and part of Campbell. Albemarle County assumed its present boundaries in 1777.

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Valley Street, Scottsville, VA
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Valley Street, Scottsville, VA
Brown's Cove, Garth Road, Albermarle County, Virginia
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

Brown's Cove, Garth Road, Albermarle County, Virginia

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In 1744, the Virginia General Assembly created Albemarle County from the western portion of Goochland County.
1854 - Albemarle county
Albemarle, a county in the E. central part of Virginia, has an area of about 700 square miles. The James river forms its southern boundary, and it is drained by the Kivanna and Hardware rivers, affluents of the James, which rise by several small branches in the W. part of the country. The Blue Ridge forms its N. W. boundary, and a ridge called South-west Mountain, or Carter's Mountain, extends across the county in a N. E. and, S. W. direction. The surface is beautifully diversified, and the scenery in all parts of the county is exceedingly picturesque. The soil of the valleys and river bottoms is remark ably fertile, and a large portion of the high lands is susceptible of cultivation. Indian corn, wheat, oats, hay, tobacco, wool, and butter are the staples. In 1850 it produced 798,354 bushels of corn; 278,575 of wheat, 191,549 of oats; 4328 tons of hay; 1,456,800 pounds of tobacco, and 164,882 pounds of butter. The produce of corn was greater than that of any other county in the... Read MORE...

1895 - Albemarle county
Albemarle, a county in the central part of Virginia, has an area of about 675 square miles. It is bounded on the S. by the James River, and is drained by the Rivanna and Hardware Rivers. The Blue Ridge extends along the N.W. border of this county, which has a finely diversified surface and abounds with picturesque scenery. The soil is generally fertile. Indian corn, wheat, and tobacco are the staple products of the county. It is intersected by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad and the Virginia Midland & Great Southern Railroad. Thomas Jefferson was born in this county, Capital, Charlottesville. Pop. in 1870,27,544; in 1880, 32,618; in 1890, 32,379.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Whether you're a history buff, nature enthusiast, foodie, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, Albemarle County has something to offer. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in this charming part of Virginia:
Monticello: Start your journey in Albemarle County with a visit to Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson. Explore the meticulously designed gardens, tour the house, and learn about the life and legacy of this Founding Father.

University of Virginia: Stroll around the beautiful campus of the University of Virginia, designed by Jefferson himself. Don't miss the iconic Rotunda, the Academical Village, and the Lawn.

Shenandoah National Park: Albemarle County is on the doorstep of Shenandoah National Park, which offers hiking trails, breathtaking vistas, and abundant wildlife. Go for a hike along the famous Skyline Drive and visit waterfalls like Dark Hollow Falls and Whiteoak Canyon.

Blue Ridge Parkway: Enjoy a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through the county. The road offers stunning views, hiking trails, and numerous overlooks for photo opportunities.

Carter Mountain Orchard: Visit this charming orchard for apple picking, fresh cider, and... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

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male ancestorWilliam CANNON (KENNON) (1673, Henrico County, Virginia, USA - August 1747, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
female ancestorEleanor? WEBBER? (1675, , Virginia, USA - 4 February 1758, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
male ancestorChristopher CLARK (1680, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA - 1753, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
male ancestorWilliam SPURLOCK (1687, Montgomery, Virginia, USA - 29 November 1750, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
male ancestorDavid LEWIS (5 May 1695, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia, USA - 1779, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
male ancestorAaron KIDD (8 December 1713, Christ Church, Virginia, USA* - 3 October 1776, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
female ancestorSusannah UNKNOWN (21 August 1718, , Virginia, USA - 1780, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
female ancestorMary Rains GRIFFIN (30 March 1732, , Virginia, USA - 8 December 1758, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA)
male ancestorThomas BENGE (1738, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA - 1811, , North Carolina, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA

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male ancestorWilliam Allen GILLESPIE (1804 - 10 January 1875) and female ancestorAnne Reid "Nancy" STOUT (1806 - 11 June 1856) married 18 May 1831

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